“Rooibos, which translates to 'red bush', is a plant indigenous to South Africa that’s used to make herbal tea. The tea has a rusty hue and tastes like a cross between earthy yerba mate tea and flowery hibiscus tea. While many serve it hot with cream and sugar, we like to steep it with cloves and cinnamon, cool it down, mix it with orange juice, and serve it as a refreshing iced tea. Rooibos tea bags are widely available, especially in health food stores, and online from retailers such as rishi-tea.com. If you have extra cinnamon sticks, feel free to use them for garnish. ”
Place the sugar, cloves, cinnamon, and water in a small pot set over high heat and bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar, turn off the heat, add the tea bags, and let the mixture sit until it cools to room temperature. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a large pitcher (discard the contents of the sieve) and stir in the orange juice. Fill four glasses with ice and orange slices and divide the drink among the glasses. Serve immediately.